James "Whitey" Bulger, the notorious and much-feared former Boston mob boss, was killed Tuesday morning at the United States Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, multiple officials told CNN. "Life-saving measures were initiated immediately by responding staff. Mr. Bulger was subsequently pronounced dead by the Preston County Medical Examiner". It's unclear why he was moved.
John "Red" Shea, an Irish-American mobster who served 12 years in prison for cocaine trafficking, refused to accept a plea deal to testify against fellow Bulger associates.
The feared former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, Bulger was convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders stretching from MA to Florida to Oklahoma.
A federal jury convicted had Bulger that year of 31 counts, including racketeering, extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and weapons possession.
Bulger was on the run for over 16 years after his 1995 indictment when he was warned by a corrupt former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent.
Bulger had spent 16 years as one of the nation's most wanted fugitives before he was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.